What’s New In Summer School

School will soon be over, but that doesn’t mean that the learning has to be! Summer school is the perfect way for students to review what they learned throughout the school year and get a leg up on upcoming classes. Summer at the Lakes offers over 15 accelerated courses for students to take. This summer, we will be introducing several new courses. They range from courses getting students ready for their next steps in academia to funs ways to learn another language. Here are some of our exciting new offerings:


American Government (For-credit High School Course)

American Government begins by defining the basic principles underlying the U. S. system of government as well as governmental terminology used throughout the world. The main body of the course examines the entire U.S. Constitution and analyzes how each clause has been interpreted and implemented through the lens of U.S. history. An examination of the functions of local governments within the U.S. follows the study of the federal government.


Pre-Calculus (For-credit High School Course)

The Pre-Calculus Honors course is designed to prepare students for additional work in mathematics—specifically, Calculus. Course content includes a study of the following functions: trigonometric, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, rational, radical, and other primary functions. Topics in analytical geometry, polar coordinates, and parametric equations, sequences and series, matrices, and systems of equations are also included in the course content as preparation for college level mathematics courses. This course requires the use of a graphing calculator.


Personal Finance (For-credit High School Course)

This course is designed to help students understand the impact of individual choices. Topics covered will include income, money management, spending and credit, as well as saving and investing. Available to rising 11th and 12th Graders.


Kindergarten 101 (Noncredit)

Week of: 7/8

Time: 8:30-11:30 AM

Letter, Numbers, and Stories! This week will give students a sneak peak of what kindergarten will be like. We will have fun reading, writing, and practicing math readiness skills by exploring letters, numbers with hands-on projects, technology and play.


Freshman Seminar (Noncredit)

Week of: 7/22

Time: 8:30-11:30 AM

What do organization, study skills, stress management, and resilience have in common? They are all needed to be successful in high school. In this Freshman Seminar taught by Academy Guidance Counselor, Niyama Fulkroad, rising 9th graders will learn how to use these skills, and many more, in order to be the best student, they can be!

Curiosity Unleashed (Noncredit)

Weeks of: 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1 (3-day week), 7/8

Time: 8:30-11:30 AM

In this course participants will participate in a number of hands-on, engaging investigations that encourage them to combine and apply skills from the areas of STEM. Activities could include but are not limited to: building/design challenges, robotics challenges, and lab investigations. Students are challenged to apply their knowledge and understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to real world scenarios. Students get the opportunity to take what they are learning in their science and math classes “outside of the classroom.”


Spanish is Fun! (Noncredit)

(1st & 2nd Grades only) Weeks of: 6/17, 7/15

Time: 8:30-11:30 AM

(3rd – 5th Grades only) Weeks of: 6/10, 6/24, 7/8

Time: 8:30-11:30 AM

When children are exposed to a second language through immersion at an early age, they understand the concepts better. Students will learn the Spanish language through music, acting, technology, and other fun engaging activities. Learning a second language at a young age can benefit problem-solving skills and general cognitive development. Spend a week learning that Spanish is fun!


Read & Write Like a Historian (Noncredit)

Week of: 6/24

Time: 8:30-11:30 AM

Students will learn how to read and write based on the analysis of maps, documents, charts, graphs, and interesting articles about historical events. Students will create maps of the events we study and create a 3D model to practice basic mapping skills. Students will write based on supportive evidence from the sources they read and analyze.


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